Re: Head nut/stud torque?

Posted by DavidM On 2022/11/26 1:48:19
I had the same problem some years ago. I had refitted the head to my 1929 Packard with a new gasket (not from Olsens)after an engine rebuild that included machining the head and top of block. It leaked water out the side of the head and into the cylinders. I had tensioned the head down so I repeated that a few times but it continued to leak badly.
I removed the new gasket (that looked fine on inspection) and refitted the old gasket just to check that it was the new gasket causing the problem and it sealed perfectly. I drove the car on a number of tours with the old gasket and it is still there today.

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